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Idiots record their own 200-mph Lamborghini crash

Terrifying stupidity and sociopathic recklessness, preserved on a phone cam.<p>The Lamborghini Huracan is, quite simply, too fast for normal humans to operate.<p><i>Especially</i> on public roads. That didn't stop these two morons from taking a brand-new lime green example up to an indicated 336 km/h—or 208 …

Roads

1,800 Minecraft players' email addresses and passwords leak online

Some accounts from the popular game appear to have been compromised, but it’s unclear for now whether all players should worry<p>Microsoft’s Xbox Live service has regularly been a target for hackers, but now another of its gaming brands may be under attack: Minecraft.<p>According to German publication …

Be My Eyes iPhone app allows sighted people to lend a helping hand to blind people

The National Federation of the Blind said last year that Apple has “done more for accessibility than any other company,” and with the help of a new app, iPhone and iPad owners can take things even further. Be My Eyes is an app that allows blind people to request remote help from a sighted person …

Apple faces lawsuit over storage space on iPhones and iPads

Firm failed to tell consumers that iOS 8 software could take up as much as 23.1% of advertised storage capacity, claims lawyer<p>Following complaints about the large amount of storage that Apple’s latest software iOS 8 takes up on its iPhones and iPads, the US tech firm is being sued for the alleged …

iOS

Canary smart security gadget shipping to backers this week

LAS VEGAS -- Almost a year and a half after raising nearly $2 million in a hugely successful Indiegogo campaign, Canary is finally set to start shipping to backers this week, its makers announced at CES 2015.<p>The all-in-one security gadget struck a serious chord with the crowdfunding scene before …

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

The death of the pedometer, 3-D printers in the kitchen, and wearable fitness AIs: here’s how four Frog designers see 2015 playing out.<p><i>Update</i>: Frog Design has just unveiled their complete list of Tech Trends for 2015. Make sure to check it out for 11 other trends Frog thinks will hit big this …

Android 5.0 Lollipop set to roll out to Sony Xperia Z3 next month

We already new that Sony would be bringing Android 5.0 Lollipop to the “core” Xperia Z2 and Z3 lines in early 2015, with the first whispers of this timeframe surfacing in October with Sony finally confirming the news in December. Up until now, the Japanese smartphone maker hasn’t been too specific …

Sony SmartWatch 3 gets a new stainless steel version, interchangeable bands too

When Sony announced the SmartWatch 3, it kept its typical smartwatch design language but ditched its own OS in favor of the Android Wear platform. Of course not everyone was keen on Sony’s design language for the watch, and so it looks like Sony is hoping to appeal to even more users by introducing …

Netflix wants cable TV to be just another app

When it comes to the living room, Netflix has a problem. Sure, it's ridiculously simple to get Netflix on your TV: Virtually every smart set offers the service, as do games consoles, streaming boxes and even some DVRs. But as users power on their TV, they're not powering on Netflix. Instead, …

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Car Tech

Lamborghini launches £4,000 smartphone

At a show renowned for highlighting some of the more ridiculous aspects of technology, Lamborghini has launched its £4,000 88 Tauri smartphone<p>Do you have more money than taste? Then do we have the smartphone for you - Tonino Lamborghini Mobile's 88 Tauri, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show …

CES

Frank Lampard's Tale of Two Cities

For European stars, is Major League Soccer anything more than a long retirement party?<p>Over the course of a sterling 17-year career in English soccer, Frank James Lampard netted a remarkable 212 goals for Chelsea. No one at the club had ever scored more—and “Super Frank” wasn’t even a striker, just …

Phone interfaces in cars? Drivers don’t need more distractions

Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay both connect mobile phones to in-car touchscreens, but using apps while driving brings risks<p>I don’t often see a YouTube video that truly worries me, but one from the LA Auto show in November still gives me shivers. It was meant to be reassuring and delightful, …

This is the app you'll use to manage your Apple Watch

Similar to its early look at the Health app that later shipped in iOS 8, <i>9to5Mac</i> today posted a comprehensive overview of the "Companion" app that iPhone owners will use to control and manage settings on the Apple Watch. The leak — complete with numerous screenshots — covers everything from …

Why Is Apple Going To Have A Better Time Launching A Wearable?

At some point in the next few months (“Early 2015” can’t push much past March, can it?), Apple will release its Watch, likely defining the high end of the wearable category.<p>The Apple Watch is, in hindsight, exactly what Apple <i>would</i> make when entering a new category: a general purpose computer …

Cadbury Creme Egg scandal: do they really taste any different?

Cadbury's has provoked outrage by changing the chocolate used in Creme Eggs. Chocolate expert Andrew Baker cracks one open<p>Fans of Cadbury's Creme Eggs are complaining that the confectioner has been messing with their favourite brand. Not only are there now five rather than six eggs in each box, …

We Just Learned A Whole Lot About How The Apple Watch Works

The screenshots, which were obtained and published by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, show the types of watch settings you'll be able to manage from your phone.<p>The app is currently being called the "Apple Watch Companion app for iPhone," according to Gurman.<p>Within the app, you'll be able to choose whether …

1 Of 9 Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters Delivered In Hong Kong: Video

This over-the-top homage to the child inside many kinds of gearhead is the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, and it’s one of just nine examples that will …

Sports Cars

Business Travelers, Google Translate is Now Your Best Friend

You now have the power to break down language barriers thanks to the incredible update Google just made to its Translate app.<p>Among the various challenges of traveling abroad for business, one of the toughest is confronting a language barrier. But Google has just gotten closer to breaking it down …

Language

Man held over 'Lizard Squad' cyber-attacks on PSN and Xbox Live

Police arrest 18-year-old on suspicion of computer hacking, threats to kill and ‘swatting’ - a prank that sees armed police called to an address<p>Police have arrested an 18-year-old man over involvement in the cyber-attacks on Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming services over …

Avoiding Battery Shortages

For years, the world's automakers have suffered from shortages of the batteries needed to power their hybrid-electric vehicles, as well as electric vehicles. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 interrupted Toyota Prius production just as the latest version was launching.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: The Beast Returns with an Aluminum Body and a Twin-Turbo V-6!

It's a bird, it's a plane . . . it's the boulder-decimating new Raptor!<p>In one of his last shows as the cocky, right-wing-mocking talking head on the <i>Colbert Report</i>, Stephen Colbert made a gleeful, deliciously prescient point about Americans’ short attention spans for cheap gas: “Fuel is cheap this …

Busted! Jay Leno Pulled Over Driving a Corvette Z06 Convertible

Hollywood’s number-one gearhead and denim-apparel spokesman Jay Leno got the chance to drive a preproduction 2015 Corvette Z06 for his fantastic <i>Jay Leno’s Garage</i> video series. As you know, the newest Z06 is bonkers fast, a screaming 650-horsepower missile on wheels. Leno found that out, too, after …

Vouch Helps Lower Interest Rates On Loans By Leveraging Your Social Network

Vouch Financial, a social lending startup founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni offering customers loans with lower interest rates, has raised $3 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. The company also confirmed the investment details to us, noting that the round, led by Alex …

Why Now Is The Time To Buy Tesla Motors Stock

<b>Crude oil has dropped 50% in just 6 months</b><p>At under $50/barrel, gasoline is now selling for under $2/gallon in many USA locations. This is a price rollback to 2008 – something almost no one expected in early 2014.<p><b>Don’t jump to conclusions</b><p>It is easy to jump to conclusions about what this will mean …

Apple Byte - Apple predictions for 2015

This is an autonomous Mercedes concept coming to CES

Mercedes boldly goes where no driver is actually needed.<p>Mercedes-Benz has rewarded its loyal Facebook followers with an early glimpse of its upcoming autonomous vehicle concept, or at least its arching roof, nearly a week before its official debut. That will take place during Daimler AG Chairman …

Autonomous Vehicle

Technology in 2015 - the new gadgets coming your way

Smarter appliances, cars, watches and virtual reality. All paid for with a swipe of your smartphone? 2015 may make it a reality<p><b>The smart-home</b><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has, for some time, suggested the interconnectivity of otherwise separate devices and ecosystems; connected devices improving the …

Darts fans in fancy dress at the World Darts Championships – in pictures

Darts fans in fancy dress for day eight of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace in London

Al-Shabab leader with $3M price on his head surrenders in Somalia, official says

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.<p>Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer, who insisted on anonymity …